The Central Arizona Project’s governing board took the first steps Thursday toward approving Arizona’s share of a plan to save a half-million acre-feet a year of Colorado River water in order to prop up ailing Lake Mead. The plan, adopted unanimously by the board, calls for Arizona users of the river water — mostly those on CAP supplies — to shoulder more than 40% of that total, or 223,000 acre-feet in 2022…. Another 215,000 acre-feet would come from California water users.
- The Nevada Independent: States are funding a plan to keep Colorado River water in Lake Mead. What will it do?